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Food Standards Scotland proposes sugar tax

Food Standards Scotland (FSS) has proposed a sugar tax as part of a plan to defuse a “health time bomb”.

Waitrose to take 25 tonnes of sugar out of own-label products

Retailer Waitrose has revealed plans to remove 25 tonnes of sugar from its own-label products this year.

Ashers Baking Company enlists top lawyer in gay cake row

Ashers Baking Company has enlisted the help of human rights lawyer Professor Christopher McCrudden as it prepares to appeal against an anti-gay discrimination ruling.

Metal parts found in Sainsbury’s loaves

Sainsbury’s is recalling two of its own-label wholemeal loaves because of the presence of small pieces of metal.

Raise Bakery pays Living Wage to staff

Raise Bakery, the Worthing-based cake maker, has pledged to pay its staff the Living Wage of £8.25 per hour.

NHS England to tax sugary treats by 2020

NHS England is set to introduce a sugar tax on snacks and drinks sold in its hospitals in an effort to tackle the UK’s obesity crisis.

Greggs to offer new gluten-free range

The high street bakery chain, Greggs, is set to introduce a new gluten-free range later this year, the company's chief executive has announced.

Bread in 28% of UK breakfasts

Research by Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board Cereals and Oilseeds (AHDB) has found that bread features in 28% of breakfasts in the UK.

Patisserie Valerie launches Gloriously Gluten Free range

High street patisserie and cake shop Patisserie Valerie has launched a new gluten-free range, which will be available from 18 January.

M&S follows ‘healthy’ policy with new loaves

Marks & Spencer (M&S) has launched three new loaves of bread as part of the company’s new healthy initiative.